Talk everywhere

May 2017 Products & Solutions

Halo Technology’s Smart PTT radios allow you to talk everywhere. These communication devices combine conventional 2-way radios with modern smartphone technology.

Smart radios look and feel like conventional 2-way radios but that's where the similarities stop. Smart PTT radios take advantage of existing cellular mobile networks for coverage across Africa to offer 2-way communication between your office in Pretoria and your suppliers in Namibia or anywhere else in Africa (SIM card required).

Smart radios therefore have virtually limitless range. As long as there is a mobile signal or Wi-Fi coverage, you can communicate. Conventional 2-way radios are mostly limited to line-of-sight range without the use of expensive repeaters, even then the range will be limited to a geographical area.

Smart radios do not suffer from interference. We've all experienced bad reception when using crackly walkie-talkies. This can even be the same with professional 2-way radios. Because smart radios are digital and they harness the power of cellular or Wi-Fi networks, they provide high-quality audio with no crackles.

Our radios are offered with dispatch software that allows the dispatcher to trace and track all radios. They also contain a facility that promotes group and individual communication within the network of the organisation, and all communications are safe and secure. Battery time is extended and the radios can easily be charged as one would do with a normal two-way radio. The benefits are similar to those of cellphones: they do not lose signal, they are cheaper to use and facilitate better communication across the network. They also enable messages to be sent by the operator to one or many radios on the network to make communication more efficient.

If the radio is stolen or lost, the operator can put it out of action until it is retrieved, at which point it can be reactivated again. For private calls, a setting can be selected that links two specific radios, and after the call is completed the radio automatically reverts back to the original group. All calls are also recorded and available for playback when needed. Some of these radios even offer GPS tracking that displays time, distance travelled, and speed.

Because they are effective at wide-area communication in many different environments, they are the perfect replacement for cellphones and they provide additional functionality. Other features of Smart PTT radios include noise reduction, weather channels and safety features. In addition, they are water- and heat-resistant.

For more information contact, Deon Swanepoel, Halo Technology, +27 (0)12 997 7107, [email protected],


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